© 1994

Path Integral Approach to Quantum Physics

An Introduction


Part of the Texts and Monographs in Physics book series (TMP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Gert Roepstorff
    Pages 1-38
  3. Gert Roepstorff
    Pages 39-108
  4. Gert Roepstorff
    Pages 109-149
  5. Gert Roepstorff
    Pages 150-169
  6. Gert Roepstorff
    Pages 170-191
  7. Gert Roepstorff
    Pages 192-214
  8. Gert Roepstorff
    Pages 215-241
  9. Gert Roepstorff
    Pages 242-280
  10. Gert Roepstorff
    Pages 281-315
  11. Gert Roepstorff
    Pages 316-348
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 349-389

About this book


This book has been written twice. After having written and published it in German in 1990, I started allover again and rewrote the whole story for an English speaking audience. During the first round I received encouraging words and critical remarks from students and colleagues alike which have helped to sustain me the second time around. In the preface the author usually states that his or her book resulted from a course that he or she gave at some university. I cannot claim that the present book is any exception to the rule. But I expanded and remodelled the original material which circulated as a manuscript so that the printed version would follow a more stringent and coherent architectural plan. In doing so I have concentrated on the conceptual problems inherent in the path integral formalism rather than on certain highly specialized techniques used in applications. Nevertheless, I have also included those methods that are of fundamental interest and have treated specific problems mainly to illustrate them.


Minkowski space Path Integrals Pfadintegrale Potential Quantenphysik gauge theory quantum mechanics quantum physics

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische PhysikRheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen RWTH-PhysikzentrumGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Path Integral Approach to Quantum Physics
  • Book Subtitle An Introduction
  • Authors Gert Roepstorff
  • Series Title Texts and Monographs in Physics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-55213-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-540-61106-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-57886-1
  • Series ISSN 1864-5879
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 387
  • Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Original German edition published by Vieweg, Braunschweig 1991
  • Topics Mathematical Methods in Physics
    Quantum Physics
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